How to stop panic attacks and stress


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How to stop panic attacks and stress

  1. 1. How to Stop Panic Attacks and Stress Carmen Gilfillan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Having anxiety attacks can be a burden to people who are suffering from them </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This can greatly affect one’s life, especially teenagers who suffer from anxiety attacks and stress (eg from exams) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Such attacks can ruin their growth socially, emotionally and psychologically </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Understanding the triggers is helpful in finding effective ways to stop panic attacks and stress </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>If you are a teenager and you suffer from these attacks, it's best to determine what causes the condition </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Is it due to too much schoolwork, exams, your family, your girlfriend or boyfriend, or because of your schoolmates? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The best way to stop something from happening is to know why it’s occurring in the first place </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If the stress you’re under comes from schoolwork, consider sharing the burden... </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>… Don’t be afraid to ask for help from those around you such as your parents, siblings or schoolmates </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Developing a support group and hence sharing the difficulties you’re facing… </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>… will help ease the kind of stress and anxiety that can lead to a panic attack </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>For those at school, these attacks can sometimes be caused by bullying… </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>… and children feeling that they are disliked by others in school </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>If this is you, look at ways you can start to become more assertive and confident </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>… so that bullies find it less easy to intimidate you </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Using an assertive ‘inner voice’ to talk positively to yourself each day about your strong points helps raise your self esteem </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Showing others they cannot scare you is the beginning of taking control of, and eventually stopping… </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>… the harassment, and the anxiety that results from it. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>If, on the other hand, you are suffering from these attacks due to family issues, </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>… choose someone who is close to you and whom you trust to talk to </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Work with this person to find ways to air your feelings in a constructive way… </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>… with a view to dealing with the issues that are troubling you </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Feeling alone and saddled with a burden can worsen the kind of stress and anxiety that can lead to panic attacks </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Finding ways to talk through issues with family members you trust </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>… may ease the anxiety and hence stop the associated panic attacks and stress </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>For more ways to stop panic attacks and stress go to </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>